Could NASCAR’s Chase Briscoe Rack Up a Rookie Trifecta?

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BetMGM Aug 04, 2021, 1:38 PM

It would appear that Chase Briscoe is positioned perfectly to capture his third NASCAR Rookie of the Year honor. He won the 2017 trophy in the Camping World Truck Series, and then in 2019, he earned the Xfinity Rookie of the Year honor. The NASCAR odds have favored him as a superior rookie driver all season.

He’s ahead of his top rival, Anthony Alfredo, by more than 150 points heading into August after the NBC Olympics break for this week and next. When racing resumes on August 8, he’ll have a chance to extend that lead on the NASCAR Cup Series Rookie of the Year honors when the circuit visits the Watkins Glen road course.

Briscoe is driving Stewart-Haas equipment, he’s 26 years old, and he’s won 11 times in the Xfinity Series and twice in a short stint in the Camping World Truck Series.

Read between the lines, folks. It would appear that NASCAR already has a rookie of the year for the Cup Series, and it’s just a matter of time before he is crowned. But while Briscoe may light up the NASCAR betting odds soon, is it enough to interest you in sports betting online?

Chase Briscoe

Team/make: Stewart-Haas Racing/Ford
Current place in standings: 24th
Best race finish: 6th, twice (Circuit of the Americas – May 23, and Road America – July 4)

Anthony Alfredo

Team/make: Front Row Motorsports/Ford
Current place in standings: 30th
Best race finish: 12th (Talladega – April 25)

Past Cup Series ROTY winners

The NASCAR Rookie of the Year Award was first awarded in 1954 to Blackie Pitt.

The past 10 Cup Series Rookie of the Year winners were:

2020 – Cole Custer (5)
2019 – Daniel Hemric (10)
2018 – William Byron (2)
2017 – Erik Jones (4)
2016 – Chase Elliott (5)
2015 – Brett Moffitt (6)
2014 – Kyle Larson (8)
2013 – Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (4)
2012 – Stephen Leicht (4)
2011 – Andy Lally (3)

Xfinity Series ROTY update

Josh Berry, driver of the #31 Bommarito.com/EasyCare Chevrolet, waits on the grid prior to the NASCAR Xfinity Series Credit Karma Money 250 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on July 10, 2021 in Hampton, Georgia.
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Fire it up: Josh Berry (who?) is looking good so far for the Xfinity Series Rookie of the Year competition. He’s won a race (at Martinsville Speedway, Virginia,) and is leading in the standings with 67 series points separating him from big-time talent Ty Gibbs. Who knows what will happen in this group.

Josh Berry

Team/make: JR Motorsports/Chevy
Rookie rank (Xfinity): 1st
Current place in standings: 15th
Best race finish: Won at Martinsville

Ty Gibbs

Team/make: Joe Gibbs Racing/Toyota
Rookie rank (Xfinity): 2nd
Current place in standings: 17th
Best race finish: Won at Daytona Road Course and Charlotte

Ryan Vargas

Team/make: JD Motorsports/Chevy
Rookie rank (Xfinity): 3rd
Current place in standings: 24th
Best race finish: 14th at Atlanta

Jade Buford

Team/make: Scott Borchetta/Chevy
Rookie rank (Xfinity): 4th
Current place in standings: 23rd
Best race finish: 13th at Mid-Ohio

Sam Mayer

Team/make: JD Motorsports/Chevy
Rookie rank (Xfinity): 5th
Current place in standings: 44th
Best race finish: 9th at Atlanta

Camping World Truck Series ROTY update

Carson Hocevar, driver of the #42 Sparco/PlainsCapital Bank Chevrolet, poses for a photo after a ride around prior to the NASCAR Xfinity Series Alsco Uniforms 250 at Texas Motor Speedway on June 12, 2021 in Fort Worth, Texas.
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Fire it up: Carson Hocevar and Chandler Smith top the rookie charts in the Camping World Truck Series Rookie of the Year competition, with Hocevar kicking off the season with a top-five finish at Daytona and achieving three consecutive top 10 finishes in May.

Carson Hocevar

Team/make: Niece Motorsports/Chevy
Rookie rank (trucks): 1st
Current place in standings: 9th
Best race finish: 2nd at Charlotte

Chandler Smith

Team/make: Kyle Busch Motorsports/Toyota
Rookie rank (trucks): 2nd
Current place in standings: 11th
Best race finish: 2nd at Knoxville

Hailie Deegan

Team/make: David Gilliland Racing/Ford
Rookie rank (trucks): 3rd
Current place in standings: 17th
Best race finish: 13th (twice) at Kansas and Charlotte

Chase Purdy

Team/make: GMS Racing/Chevy
Rookie rank (trucks): 4th
Current place in standings: 19th
Best race finish: 15th (twice) at Nashville and Pocono

Kris Wright

Team/make: Sam Hunt Racing/Toyota
Rookie rank (trucks): 5th
Current place in standings: 31st
Best race finish: 18th at Daytona Road Course

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